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SGSC’s Dr. Arlena Stanley selected to participate in USG’s Executive Leadership Institute

Posted on Jan 19, 2023

The University System of Georgia (USG) has named the 2022-2023 class of its Executive Leadership Institute (ELI), including 35 faculty and staff members from 25 USG institutions and the University System Office. Dr. Arlena Stanley was selected as the representative from South Georgia State College (SGSC).

For over a decade, USG has hosted ELI for faculty and staff to develop new leaders within the university system and offer professional develop opportunities to help them grow their careers in Georgia. Presidents nominate one academic leader and one staff leader to participate. From the nominees, individuals are selected for the six-month program and participate in a leadership development curriculum that includes content, personal reflection, job shadowing and cross-mentoring.

“This is about supporting and growing our own people within the university system,” USG Chancellor Sonny Perdue said. “Many times, the best talent is already among us. We want to give our people the best opportunity to experience this kind of professional development so they can reach their full potential.”

Dr. Stanley currently serves as Director of Admission at SGSC.  Since joining SGSC in June of 2019, she has worked closely with the admission staff to totally automate the application process, advise students regarding college admissions, including required documentation and other information necessary for an admissions decision.

She holds an Ed.D., Ed.S., and M.A. from Liberty University, a B.S. from Point University, and an Associate’s degree from Atlanta Technical College.